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LaylaLayla (top right photo) is our girl out of the 2021 Guardian Matsu-Chester pairing and is co-owned with Mainzer Shilohs in Oklahoma. Layla is the reason that we chose to repeat this pairing this year as we are hoping for a carbon copy of this beautiful girl! She brings to the table exceptional hips, incredibly correct structure and some of our old lines that we would love to preserve and move forward.

LoganLogan needs very little introduction as he is a show stopper with his flowing auburn coat and commanding presence. Logan has yet to meet a person or dog that he does not already consider a friend. HIs wide body, great bone structure and beautiful wide head should produce some traffic stoppers!

This litter will be raised in Oklahoma at Mainzer Shilohs and all pups will be placed and guaranteed through Guardian Kennels. Breeding expected Aug 2023. We are expecting all plush pups in various shades of dual and sable.

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WiccaWicca (left image) is our stunning co-owned girl from the Mixal-Cash (2021) pairing. Since she was a young pup, I could see the potential in this girl and she has not disappointed as she has matured.

Wicca's effortless flowing movement makes her a standout in the ring. Her beautiful strong head and outstanding playful temperament make a perfect match for her intended sire.

Chief goes back to the Rocky lines that were instrumental in building the dogs in the Guardian lineage. He brings to the table some incredible structure and size along with with a rock solid disposition. He also represents some unique genetics that are very important to our gene pool.

We are expecting all plush pups in a variety of both dual and sable colors with the remote possibility of solid whites.

This litter will be whelped and raised in Toronto, ON, Canada and all pups will be placed and guaranteed through Guardian Kennels. Breeding expected March 2023.

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EleikoAfter running into a glitch with this pairing last year, we decided that it was just too great a match to not try it again!  

Arkan (image below) is a beautiful grey sable boy out of the Echo Shilohs breeding program and represents an opportunity to bring some unique genetics to our breeding program.  His athletic ability and outgoing personality will make him a great match for Eleiko.

Eleiko’s focused, exuberant personality will bring some character to these pups. Her strong structure and width of body exemplify many of the goals that we aim for in our breedings.  This will be Eleiko’s last litter and we are hoping that some of these pups will remain in the gene pool to move these genetics forward.

We expect very confident, athletic, outgoing pups with size and substance. All plush coats in various shades and colours of sable and dual are expected.

These pups will be whelped and raised at Guardian Kennels.  Breeding completed mid January 2023.  Pups expected mid March pending confirmation of pregnancy.

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MatsuAfter a last minute change of plans a few years ago when I pulled some of my 15 year old frozen semen from our incredible stud dog “Chester” (Guardian’s Smokin’ Winchester) out of storage and used it with Matsu, the resulting pup was spectacular enough that we decided that a repeat of this pairing was a must.

Chester (pictured below) was a product of our very first litter here at Guardian and holds a very dear place in my heart.  He had a sense of humour like no other dog I know and could not imagine meeting someone that he did not like nor that did not like him.  He stood stud here for many years and produced some incredible progeny.  

Through the wonder of the technology of frozen semen, we can weave some of these old outcross (Artus) lines back into our current dogs and incorporate some of his outstanding qualities into these pups. He brings to the table a beautiful solid structure with heavy oval bone, wide head and incredible hips.

Matsu’s outgoing, playful disposition, incredible structure and big presence will combine with Chester’s to hopefully produce some big, Chestersolid traffic stopper pups!  Her inviting smile and exceptional willingness to please should make these pups very people oriented and trainable (but with a bit of a sense of humour!)

ChesterThese lines as well are very rare and valuable to our gene pool so selection of pups for breeding homes will be a priority. 

This litter will be whelped and raised at Guardian Kennels.  Breeding completed mid January 2023.  Pups expected mid March pending confirmation of pregnancy.  We are expecting all plush coat pups in various shades of dual.

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TarotTarot (left photo) is our fun girl from Guardian Kennels’ 2020 Eleiko/Django pairing, living on Vancouver Island, B.C. where she currently competes in disc competitions and is training in scent work.  She has a fun loving and exuberant personality, which makes her a joy to train and compete with. She is a gorgeous black and silver dual with a solid yet athletic structure and striking markings. She has a wonderful expression that fits her outgoing personality, a nice length of body, straight top line, and smooth, collected movement. 

TrooperTrooper is from SuperNova Shilohs out of their 2020 Nova/Leaguer litter, and we are excited to see him used with Tarot. Trooper brings a lot to the table with very nice structure, great movement, and a friendly, outgoing personality that means he has yet to meet a stranger! We were extremely pleased with the Matsu/Trooper pups last year so we are very excited to see what these two social butterflies will produce! 

This litter will be whelped and raised by Pacific Wild Kennels in Victoria, BC, Canada and all pups will be placed and guaranteed through Guardian Kennels. We are expecting all plush puppies with a range of brown sables and duals, with the possibility of solid white pups! Breeding expected January/Feb 2023.

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NOTE:  All of the pups from the above litters will be required to complete our health testing (24 hour holter, OFA or PennHip hip/elbow x-rays).  Since I generally request that pets not be altered (neutered or spayed) prior to 18-24 months for the health of the dog, I may opt to collect semen for shipping or freezing on some of the males in order to further preserve these lines.  Preference to breeding homes (or homes that are willing to leave a dog intact or whelp a co-owned litter) in order to move these genetics forward will be given priority.

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